Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152420
Authors: 
McKenzie, David
Assaf, Nabila
Cusolito, Ana Paula
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 1-15
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates a youth internship program in Yemen. We examine the demand for the program and find an oversupply of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a relative undersupply of graduates in marketing and business. Conditional on the types of graduates firms were looking to hire, applicants were then randomly chosen for the program. Receiving an internship resulted in an almost doubling of work experience in 2014 and a 73 % increase in income. A follow-up survey shows that internship recipients had better employment outcomes than the control group in the first 5 months after the program.
Subjects: 
Internship
Active labor market program
Randomized experiment
Fragile state
JEL: 
O12
O15
J08
J16
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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